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Welsh 3000s

Y daith fynyddig glasurol Cymreig
The classic Welsh mountain journey

RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s
RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s
RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s
RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s
RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s
RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s
RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s

Are you ready for the 15 highest peaks in Northern Snowdonia - all over 3000ft - in 1 long day? Or take the time to savour them over 3 wonderful walking days in Snowdonia.

This may prove to be one of the most challenging routes you can follow in the UK mountains; over rocky and rough terrain in places. With over 4200m of ascent over 3 magnificent mountain ranges, you’ll be forgiven for wanting to be picked up by flying angels towards your last summit!

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For the 24hr continuous effort, with prior training, preparation and commitment on the day – it is achievable in approximately 18-20 hours for fit and experienced walkers. Do not underestimate the preparation and stamina required for this endurance walk; it will require much training on similar, mountainous ground. And if you’re looking to spend a little more time on each mountain massif, look at our 3 day itinerary which suits more regular walkers looking for an exciting and rewarding 3 mountain days in Snowdonia.

Our costs include all staffing required, transport to and from event start/finish. For the 24hr event, costs include replenishment of water and snacks at two locations. Please ask for our Welsh 3000s Trip Notes for more details.

For the 24 hour event - we set our sights on the Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon massif first, and descend steeply to Nant Peris. We then again ascend sharply to the Glyderau range and parade over its rocky plateau before another rocky descent to the Ogwen Valley for the final tough section over the remote Carneddau range. For the 3 Day event, we tend to follow a North – South journey, unless weather conditions may dictate we switch the sections around slightly.

Whatever option you choose – 24hr or 3 Day - there will be highs and more highs over rugged moorland, heaped boulders and narrow ridges.

Majestic Snowdonia

Peaks include:

  • Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon, Crib y Ddysgl, Crib Goch
  • Elidir Fawr, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Tryfan
  • Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn
  • Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Fras

All routes taken will be weather dependent.


24 Hour Challenge From £195.00 per person (minimum 4 to run)
3 Day Challenge From £495.00 per person (minimum 4 to run)

2022 Dates

Open 24 Hour Sat 21 May 2022 Book Now
Open 24 Hour Fri 17 Jun 2022 Book Now
Open 24 Hour Fri 16 Sep 2022 Book Now

We can organise individual 24 Hour Welsh 3000s challenge events, please contact us for excellent support and pricing as well as offering bespoke dates to suit you, based on the above minimum costs.

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RAW Adventures are proud to be an Event Partner of the Dragon's Back Race®. We are providing Official Recce Events for the September 2022 edition of this legendary 6 day mountain ultra-running journey.



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RAW Adventures - Welsh 3000s

"Amazing day! Can't thank you enough for looking after us and getting us through the 3000s challenge. Great team! Definitely recommended."

Liz & Phil

Welsh 3000s
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